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Holder: America Should Be 'Color Brave,' Not Color Blind
National Journal ^ | July 16, 2014 | JERYL BIER

Posted on 07/16/2014 4:56:31 AM PDT by don-o

Martin Luther King dreamed that one day his children would "be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin." This week, the current head of the Justice Department said that "given the disparities that still afflict and divide us," that dream will have to wait.

Eric Holder addressed an audience at Howard University Tuesday as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. After recounting the horrific struggles of the civil rights movement and heroic efforts of many who fought to extend those rights to all races, Holder suggested, as is his wont in such speeches, that "significant challenges remain" and there is "a great deal more to do." He went on:

As it stands, our society is not yet colorblind; nor should it be, given the disparities that still afflict and divide us. We must be color brave and must never forget that all are made better and more prosperous if all are given equal opportunities...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bigot; holder; race
No wound will ever heal if the injured one persists in ripping off the scab from time to time.
1 posted on 07/16/2014 4:56:31 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Actually Mr. Holder, we should simply be God-loving human beings.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 4:59:55 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: don-o

But if you’re the one-in-a-million brave TV reporter who dares to speak truth ... you can expect to get fired!


3 posted on 07/16/2014 5:02:40 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: don-o
Come to think of it .. I can't remember zero ever quoting King's; ".. judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin."

There apparently are some people/citations that will not be abused.
Meaning .. if zero ever used that quote, he'd be opening himself up to more racist accusations than he can possibly cover up or handle ... holder, too.

4 posted on 07/16/2014 5:04:59 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: don-o
...his children would "be judged on the basis of the content of their character, not the color of their skin."

I think he is being so judged and is found to be devoid of all of those traits required of that office. Indeed, he is in way over his head, just like his boss.

5 posted on 07/16/2014 5:05:46 AM PDT by econjack (I'm not bossy...I just know what you should be doing.)
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To: don-o

Race obsessed AG.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 5:05:48 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: don-o

We must be color brave

And that means what? Blacks should be able to dominate whites and we must say “thank you”?


7 posted on 07/16/2014 5:08:40 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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To: don-o

Holder has stated he keeps a piece of paper in his wallet and has since 1971.
Is it an uplifting saying or Bible passage?
No.

It’s a passage by a black Reverend that basically says that no matter how high a black man rises or how successful and powerful he becomes white people will always see him as just another n-.

Really.
http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2013/07/12/whats-in-holders-wallet-his-real-race-card/

THAT’s what Eric Holder finds motivating.
THAT is his touchstone to get him through the hard times-
A reason to stay angry. A reminder of how the ‘white man’ thinks.
And, if he is to be believed, it’s been so for 43 years.

Now, knowing this, take another long look at every single decision and statement he has made as AG.

That’s your current Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 5:14:04 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: don-o

Ask him to be specific.. what ‘signigficant changes’ need to be made?


9 posted on 07/16/2014 5:19:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: don-o

It will never heal, because for many it will always exist.

For something similar, I worked with a woman who was brilliant, but mentally unstable (she refused her meds). When she didn’t get her way, she would rant and rave in meetings that it was because she was a woman.

It was because either her idea couldn’t work because of money, or because she was a raving lunatic.

Other women told her so, but to her, it will always be because she is a women. She assumes that the only reason you would disagree with her is because of her gender.

For people like Holder it is the same way. Race is the foremost thing for them. Nothing, including a black man holding the highest office in the USA, will ever make them see differently.

The sad thing is by doing this, they have set back true race relations in this country. If the most powerful man in the world and one of his appointed officials start complaining that they are “held back” because of race, then other people start asking some rather un PC questions.


10 posted on 07/16/2014 5:21:37 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: don-o

Yes we should be color-brave, Mr. Holder. I’m calling for a group to protest the “War on Whites.” Who’s looking out for me?


11 posted on 07/16/2014 5:21:43 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: don-o

Eric Holder and many of his compatriots are the ones who are not color-blind. They constantly drag race into every public discussion. I truly think he longs for the days of Fire hoses, school closings, and Selma Alabama. Mr. Holder, this is the modern world. People are people. It’s your side of the aisle who isn’t ‘color brave’...couching all political opposition as ‘racism.’

Unfortunately, racism will always exist on the thin fringes on political right politics. Butt until folks like you move on, it will exist smack dab in the middle of political left politics and that’s the truth!


12 posted on 07/16/2014 5:21:59 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: don-o

We have a black president and a black Attorney General but blacks have no opportunity to succeed.

I see.


13 posted on 07/16/2014 5:25:01 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: don-o
Holder suggested, as is his wont in such speeches, that "significant challenges remain" and there is "a great deal more to do."

Oh really and just who gets to determine that? Who gets to determine what or what isn't 'racist' or 'racism'? Why should blacks perspective be anymore relevant that whites? What a convoluted bunch of crap we find ourselves in.

14 posted on 07/16/2014 5:26:04 AM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: don-o

It’s not that he wants us to be color brave but character blind. He won’t let it be admitted that a part of our society has a character problem relative to the rest of society, and that this is the problem that needs solving. To admit this would require actual bravery and a certain degree of contact with, you know, actual reality, neither of which he possesses as a leftist.


15 posted on 07/16/2014 5:27:39 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: don-o

“There is a great deal more to do”

To do what? Ensure that every non-white lives in a mansion and drives a Jag to assuage the hurt of history?

If this mugger didn’t have a grievance scam going he’d be back in an island shantytown where he came from.

We owe him and his buddies nothing. He seems to think that living in the United States is supposed to be one long guilt trip where we spend our lives begging him for forgiveness for what I don’t know, and handing over any cash or goodies he seems to feel he deserves.

Bye, Eric. Move the Zimbabwe if you wanna feel comfy.

You’re free to go, big guy.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 5:35:42 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: don-o

Lemmings aren’t “brave”, they’re just stupid.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 5:40:13 AM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: onedoug

Holder is a traitor who spews lies and deceit.

Congress is becoming complicit in Holder’s treachery by refusing to impeach this traitorous vermin.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 5:41:47 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: don-o

No Eric, you’re pretending that playing the victim card is preferable to a level playing field, as presented by the content of your character.

Because Eric, by that measure, YOU FAIL!


19 posted on 07/16/2014 5:41:51 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: redgolum

It will never heal.
Too many earn their pay milking the problem.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 5:44:29 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: logic101.net
And that means what? Blacks should be able to dominate whites and we must say “thank you”?

I do not like that "we" language. You assume that all of Free Republic is white, which is not the case.

There can be speculation on what anyone's true motives are. For me, it pretty much resolves back to content of character.

I recognize in myself the ability and tendency to make excuses for myself. I cannot say, with any degree of certainty, that if I were a black man, I would not rely on my color to excuse my own failings.

I hope and pray that I would not. I would hope that my parents had instilled in me the precepts of character that form a man fit to live in a free society. At the top of the list is taking responsibility for my own actions and refusing to allow others to define who I am.

21 posted on 07/16/2014 5:59:30 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Yardstick
It’s not that he wants us to be color brave but character blind.

Nailed it. I bet somebody picks that up while perusing FR for their show prep today. Let's keep our ears open.

22 posted on 07/16/2014 6:02:34 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Regulator

Just like B0 Dunhamsoetorosoebarkah, Holder has no connection to US slave ancestors.
“he’d be back in an island shantytown where he came from.”
His parents came from Barbados. He was born in NY.

“Move the Zimbabwe if you wanna feel comfy.”
He’s not dark enough to be accepted in Zimbabwe.


23 posted on 07/16/2014 6:11:55 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: don-o

Lead by example, Holder!

(as if that will ever happen)


24 posted on 07/16/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: don-o

Some FReeper predicted that when the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights rolled around, there’d be all this talk by libs about “We have made progress, but more must be done” type of speeches.


25 posted on 07/16/2014 6:15:03 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: don-o

IMHO, Holder is a POS.


26 posted on 07/16/2014 6:20:08 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: don-o
Okay, take the blindfold off darling....
27 posted on 07/16/2014 6:21:23 AM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
"Some FReeper predicted that when the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights rolled around, there’d be all this talk by libs about “We have made progress, but more must be done” type of speeches."

Oh, that "we've come a long way, BUT" speech has been routine all along. I don't know how many times I've heard it.

I watched a bit of Newsmax TV this morning. They showed a clip of blacks in (I think) Chicago. One older man said that black people's situation today is the same as it was during slavery.

28 posted on 07/16/2014 6:22:33 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: don-o

Derrick won’t be happy until every slightly-black person is given forty acres and a white slave.


29 posted on 07/16/2014 6:35:23 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it earned it." --Ayn Rand)
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To: don-o

It is most unfortunate that we have a racist Attorney General.


30 posted on 07/16/2014 6:40:33 AM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.)
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To: don-o

Yes Mr. Holder - Let’s discuss violent crime.


31 posted on 07/16/2014 6:42:07 AM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: don-o

Holder is a racist - just like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton etc. His next job with a “non-profit” will be to promote reparations and the like. He’s just not comfortable in his own skin s he blames whitey for everything.


32 posted on 07/16/2014 6:42:13 AM PDT by 1Old Pro
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To: don-o

“Color-brave” - Liberal code word for “racist”, judging people by their skin.

Want “color-brave”? OK, I’ll be brave and just say it: Blacks cannot live without white man’s money but hate white men.


33 posted on 07/16/2014 6:47:04 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: KSCITYBOY

Let’s discuss the bastardity rate...
which leads to all the other dysfunction in the “urban community”.


34 posted on 07/16/2014 6:50:03 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

A War On Whites is exactly is what’s going on in this country. We should capitalize that phrase and repeat the truth of it incessantly in the ears of liberals until they get as sick of it as we are of their claims which are based on lies.


35 posted on 07/16/2014 7:20:45 AM PDT by liberalism is suicide (Communism,fascism-no matter how you slice socialism, its still baloney)
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To: don-o

Does that mean I can wear my :”Proud TO BE WHITE” T shirt?


36 posted on 07/16/2014 7:29:36 AM PDT by yoe
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To: liberalism is suicide

Maybe it should be copyrighted or trademarked, as “War on Whites (TM)”. Or a hashtag #WarOnWhitey.


37 posted on 07/16/2014 8:10:25 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: don-o

Hey Holder, “Brave” is a derogatory term for Redskin, you racist.


38 posted on 07/16/2014 8:48:46 AM PDT by Dr.Deth
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To: don-o

Haha thanks — his little “color brave” riff was begging for a pithy retort.


39 posted on 07/16/2014 3:33:03 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: don-o

At the top of the list is taking responsibility for my own actions and refusing to allow others to define who I am.

First off, sorry if it sounded like I thought all of FR is white; I really don’t care about skin color, Holder is obsessed with it though. I totally agree with your sentiments. This administration not only doesn’t seem to care about character; but seems to be a war with it.


40 posted on 07/16/2014 6:05:11 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun free zones?)
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